CEREC Stands for –
- Chair side: Technology is used in dental operatory while you are in the chair
- Economical: Procedure is economical for both dentist and patient
- Restorations: Procedure restores your tooth to its natural beauty, function, and strength
- Esthetic: The restorations are metal-free and tooth-colored
- Ceramic: High-strength ceramics are used that are close in composition to your natural tooth structure
Single Appointment Dental Care – Most dental treatments that involve restoring teeth require more than one appointment to the dentist. On that first visit, the dentist places an injection with anesthetic on your prepped tooth followed by an impression. A temporary is prepared for the tooth and is cemented in place. The second visit is made several weeks later and involves a second injection along with the temporary removal. Finally that permanent restoration is cemented in place. With this Cerec Technology, no need for that second appointment!
A CEREC tooth restoration is not just convenient, it is also very healthy for the teeth and gums. Many years ago, dentists had limited options to repair damaged or decayed teeth. These options were amalgam (mercury filling material), gold, and other metals. CEREC enables your dentist to fabricate a strong, tooth colored ceramic (all porcelain) material to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means that when you eat hot food and then drink cold beverages, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost the same rates. CEREC restorations are chemically bonded to your tooth, so your dentist can be more conservative by saving more healthy tooth structure while providing a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.
Smile Enhancement – CEREC is used for more than just crowns and fillings. CEREC is capable of producing any single tooth restoration. Chipped or discolored front teeth can be repaired with beautiful CEREC porcelain anterior crowns or veneers. Your smile makes a lasting first impression.